Ended up going white with some blue shading. Looks very nice, I'll post scans Monday.
This is Cancer, I need to get her finished up quickly, and I can't decide what color to paint her dress. I am trying to keep everything symbolic, Cardinal water sign (hence, the ocean) rulled by the moon, stone is pearls, color is yellow. I looked to Cancer's ruleing Tarot card, the Chariot for other color ideas, and the combination is yellow/blue. I want the crab to stand out the most, so I'd rather not have a bright red dress, which was my first instinct with the gold bodice... I just can't decide!
So, I could do the rich blue like the hair on this mermaid:
Green like the scales on this mermaid, which wouldnt hold any symbolic quality, but would be pretty without pulling too much attention to it:
Or red like her hair:
Sorry I dont have better color swatches :p